The British actor spoke about the importance of arts funding while collecting his EE RIsing Star award on Sunday night.
'All of the Money in the World' and 'The Greatest Showman' got plenty of love, but where were the nominations for 'The Big Sick' and 'Get Out'?
In a not-entirely out of character curveball, it sounds like the Golden Globes is to recognise Jordan Peele's hit movie 'Get Out' not as a horror, which it is, but as a comedy (which it isn't).
'Get-Out' filmmaker Peele will produce while 'Malcolm X' icon Lee directs true story of a black police officer who infiltrated the KKK.
Jordan Peele’s racism-horror masterpiece “Get Out” has had the best return on investment of any film of 2017 — a spectacular 630 percent. Deep into summer, only one other film this year has come close to that kind of return — and it’s from Blumhouse, the same production company that delivered “Get Out.” M. Night Shyamalan‘s “Split” had a 610 percent ROI. TheWrap calculated an estimate for the combined production budget and marketing costs for the top 25 grossing films this year so far, and Blumhouse founder and CEO Jason Blum’s strategy of taking creative risks within tight budgets is paying off.
With the success of ‘Get Out’ and ‘Split,’ and the likelihood of ‘It’ becoming a box office smash, horror cinema seems to be seeing a resurgence in critical and commercial acceptability. Depending on who you talk to, recent years have been either a treasure trove or a wasteland for horror movies. On a cult level, interest in the genre has arguably never been higher, with innumerable websites and blogs covering all things horror and scores of horror-based film festivals and conventions popping up across the globe.
Kaluuya, who shot to stardom earlier this year thanks to his performance in the horror film ‘Get Out’, has been cast as W’Kabi, the confidant to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa/Black Panther. Clearly he’s rather enjoying himself working on ‘Black Panther’, too, because Daniel Kaluuya has been waxing lyrical about it, as well as its director Ryan Coogler, but made sure to insist to GQ, via Metro, that it doesn’t just copy ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Captain America’. This is like ‘Game Of Thrones’.
‘Kong: Skull Island’ star Samuel L Jackson has responded to criticisms regarding his recent comments that suggested he thought black British actors shouldn’t be cast as African-Americans in Hollywood movies, suggesting black American actors aren’t “afforded the same luxury” in the UK. In an interview with US radio station HOT 97 earlier this week, Jackson questioned whether British star Daniel Kaluuya was the best man for the lead role in hit horror film ‘Get Out’. The film highlights racial tensions in America, pointing a spotlight on white America’s attitude towards interracial relationships.